Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz reflects on his life and career as an emigre, diplomat and internationally acclaimed writer, talking about the role of poets in the politics of our time. Topics: Czeslaw Milosz, poetry, social consciousness, politics, immigration, Lannon Foundation
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Andrei Codrescu, Romanian exile poet and frequent contributor to NPR's popular radio program "All Things Considered" speaks with journalist Christopher Hitchens about the betrayal of Romania's December 1989 Revolution. Topics: Lannon Foundation, Andrei Codrescu, Romania, Exile, Christopher Hitchens, Revolution
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. The Ubiquitous Front-line Larry Heinemann, whose novel, "Paco's Story" won the National Book Award, and Carolyn Forche, whose searing poems about the war in El Salvador have won her wide critical acclaim, read excerpts from their work and speak forcefully about the consequences of imperialism on the peoples of the world. Topics: Carolyn Forche, Larry Heinemann, poetry, literature, war, El Salvador, imperialism, paco's story,...
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Mexico City: home of the Nobel Prize winning poet Octavio Paz and Latin American essayist Carlos Fuentes. For both writers, Mexico City, the largest metropolitan city in the world, becomes a metaphor for all that is right and all that is wrong with contemporary society and culture. Topics: Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, poetry, Mexico, Mexico City, social change, Lannon Foundation
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Allen Ginsberg, one of the major American voices of the twentieth century reads and sings his poems accompanied by bass player Donald Was and ruminates about the power of poetry and its ability to effect social change. Topics: Allen Ginsberg, Donald Was, Poetry, Social change, beat generation, Lannon Foundation